Another successful year of KTPs
Tuesday 17 June 2014
As an enthusiastic supporter of the national Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme, each year we hold a KTP associates day to share the latest developments and celebrate our associates' achievements.
This year marked our fourth annual KTP Associates day, with the event bringing together associates, University supervisors and company representatives.
As part of the review of our KTP projects, all second year associates delivered a 15-minute presentation, highlighting the challenges and solutions they've encountered during their project to date. This helps to share and stimulate ideas but also provides the students with an opportunity to develop their presentation skills.
Meanwhile, first-year associates produced poster presentations to describe their project and progress made so far. The event provides a unique opportunity for the associates to network and engage with a wider range of University researchers and gain fresh insight into other KTP projects.
Approximately 50 delegates attended the KTP event, with representatives from 18 companies including Evenort and Joseph Rhodes.
The company supervisors and associates valued the opportunity to informally meet with other individuals and organisations engaged in KTP's. This year, companies who were considering engaging in a KTP were also invited to the event so that they could learn from others' success stories and familiarise themselves with the KTP package which we offer to clients.
As always we offered a prize to the associate who gave the best presentation. This year the prize was awarded to Chandra Gorwade who is the KTP associate at Chapmans Agricultural Ltd. The prize was presented to Chandra by the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Professor Paul Harrison. Professor Harrison's closing remarks emphasised the University's commitment to the KTP scheme and the wider development of long term, sustainable partnerships with companies.